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Financial Aid Policies and Practices: Award Packaging and the Treatment of “Outside” Scholarships

Monday, October 1, 2018 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm EDT
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Description:  Daniel Barkowitz, Ass’t. VP Financial Aid at Valencia College, will review the process by which financial aid awarding takes place and will explore the various ways institutions take “outside” funding into account.

We will review sample financial packaging policies from private, public, two-year and four-year institutions and will define both Federal requirements and institutional policies which may come into conflict with private donor intentions.  

We will also explore ways in which students and their advocates can interact with financial aid offices to help make better use of private donor and philanthropic funds.  There will be time for questions and explorations of best practices.

Presenter:  Daniel Barkowitz is Assistant Vice President of Financial Aid and Veterans Affairs at Valencia College, a position he has held since July of 2017.  Daniel has served nearly 30 years in institutions of higher education.  Previous roles include Director of Financial Aid at MIT, Dean of Financial Aid / Associate Dean of Student Affairs for Columbia College and Columbia Engineering at Columbia University in the City of New York, Director of Operations and Training for the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority, and Assistant Director of Financial Aid at Boston College.  Daniel earned his Bachelors of Science in History from Northeastern University and his Masters of Education in Human Resource Education from Boston University.

Daniel has led presentations on Financial Aid and College Financing to many audiences (more than 500) ranging in size from 2 to 2000.    He has been interviewed for television, radio and newspapers on the topic of financial aid. Daniel lives with his wife and two children in Orlando, and is a published poet, musical theater actor, and Tarot card collector.  He promises an enjoyable and informative presentation.

The link for the webinar will be provided upon registration.  There is no fee for this event.

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